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Mayer Article Is
Challenge To America.



Yale Mermen
Capture Lead
At Half-Mark
Of Collegiates
Ahead From Initial Race
Of Opening Day; OSU
Annexes Second Place;
Wolverines Take Third
Patten Sets New
220 Pool Record
(Special to The Daily)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 27.-
A blue-trunked package of swimming
dynamite exploded all over spacious
Harvard Pool today, and the light-
ning mermen of Yale surged to the
fore at the half way mark of the
National Collegiates.
Ahead from the first race of the
day, the 1500 meter battle, the Elis
never once lost the lead, and when
the final results of the day's activ-
ities were tabulated tonight, Coach
Bob Kiphuth's Bulldogs had almost
doubled the point total of their near-
est rival, Ohio State.
Yale led with 38 points, while the
Buckeyes were second with 22. Mich-
igan, the defending champion, rested
within catching distance of the lead-
ers with 17 markers. The rest of the
field was far behind, with North-
western pacing the rear guard with
its seven tallies.
Wolverines Stand Chance
Despite its 21 point deficit, the
Wolverine crew, on the basis of the
fight and unwavering determination
it showed today, is still conceded a
faint chance to repeat as National
Collegiate king. Tomorrow the Maize
and Blue tanksters will throw their+
greatest strength into their strongest
events, and if they can win them the
title will once again be theirs.-
Coach Bob Kiphuth's Bulldog ma-+
chine jumped off to a four point ad-+
vantage over Ohio State in the open-
ing event of the day. Rene Chouteau,+
out to again win the 1500 meter+
crown, did just that in the spectacu-+
lar time of 19:24.9, the fastest re-
corded for the distance since the days
of Jack Medica. Dick Peters cap-
tured the third place markers for the
Blue Wave with a 20:06 clocking,
while Ohio State's Jack Ryan was
second in 19:37.4. Steve Grimm gave
the Buckeyes their other point in the
race, finishing fifth, and Arnie Elch-
lepp of Minnesota wound up fourth.
Michigan's Walt Stewart was caught
in 20:50, just out of the money.
Patten Provides Thrill
It was a Michigan man who pro-
vided the greatest thrill of the night
for the 1,000 assembled spectators.
Jack Patten, the husky junior who
was recently elected captain for next
year, brought the crowd to its feet'
in roaring cheers of approvalas he
broke fast, swam fast, and finished
first in the most electrifying 220 yard
free style race ever seen in this huge
Swimming against the heretofore
invincible Howie Johnson of Yale and
the latter's teammate, Rene Chou-
teau, Patten found tonight the flaw-
less smooth stroke that has been
missing since the beginning of the
season. The Wolverine blazed the
eighth of a mile in the torrid timej
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Oklahoma A&M Leads
In Mat Quarter-Finals '

(Special to The Daily)
EAST LANSING, March 27.-De-
fending champions Oklahoma A&M
took the first step toward capturing
its sixth consecutive National Col-
legiate mat title by placing five men1
in the quarter finals tonight. Mich-
igan and Michigan State each havei
four men remaining in the playoffs.
The Wolverines are Dick Kopel,
Johnny Johnson, Bill Courtright and
Captain Jim Galles.
As expected the Middle West has
dominated the field so far although
entries from Penn State, Cornell and
Navy have shown up strong for the
Wolverine 121 pounder Dick Kopel
appeared to have the old driving fire
back again as he won a bitterly
fought 7 to 6 decision over Big Six
champion Gaylord Bales of Iowa
State. Cut Jennings, Michigan State's,
defending national oitlist, neverthe-
less appears to be the top notcher in;
this division in winning an easy fall
victory. Charlie Ridenour of Penn
State, who holds a decision over Ko-;
pel this year, is also in the thick of,
the battle.E
The featherweight scrap looks like;
a 1ad ritnh .trnaal hM'urten Okla- i

Regents Define Wartime
Policies For University
Formulate Yardstick To Guide Schools And Colleges
In Drafting Budgets, Planning Programs

With the budget plan still up in
the air, the Board of Regents ap-
proved yesterday a set of principles
for the wartime operation of the Uni-
versity, establishing a yardstick by
which the various schools and col-
leges should draft their budgets and
plan their programs.
Presented by President Alexander
G. Ruthven, the plan included the
Plan Is Outlined
"The administrative authority of
each school, college or other unit will
examine its curriculum and opera-
tions with the view to:
1. Eliminating courses with small
2. Combining courses.
3. Eliminating duplication of cour-
4. Bracketing courses.
5. Alternating courses.
6. Reducing the variety of offer-
ings and the number of electives at
both undergraduate and graduate
7. Utilizing its personnel to the full-
est extent either, in its own unit or
elsewhere in the University.
8. Making other economies in its
instructional program.
Staff To Handle Three-Term Year
"The teaching staff will perform
the services necessary to provide the
instructional program of the three
term year. Individual staff members
must expect to render service for
longer periods than heretofore. The
period of service may be distributed
throughout the three terms as de-
termined by departments and schools
or colleges concerned and other prop-
er administrative authorities.
"The University will maintain its
basic programs during the emergency.
Special programs may be offered, to
the extent that finances permit, in
each of the three terms. In addition,
the various schools, colleges, and
other units will provide such special
courses as may be required for the
conduct of the war."
The report implored administrators
Plot To Steal
Big Slide Rule
Is Successful
Lawyers Capture Trophy
But Engineers Retaliate
In RoughSkirmish
As the war continued in the Pacific
and battles raged in Russia yester-
day Ann Arbor became the battlefield
for a war "extraordinaire."
At 5 p.m. engineers proudly hung
their giant slide-rule in the Union
Ballroom in preparation for the Slide
Rule Ball to be held tonight.
It was 6 p.m. when an expedition-
ary force from the Law Quadrangle
invaded the Union, seized the slide-
rule, shoved it through the window
and carried it off to the Quadrangle.
But despite their noble attempt to re-
gain the "sacred" bit of complicated
machinery, which no one but an en-
gineer could possibly understand, the
engineers failed.
Today engineers continued their
frantic search for the missing slide-
rule. And in the Union Ballroom
hangs the first victim of the war
under a bright spotlight. It
is a large dummy bearing the sign
"This is the lawyer who stole our
Military experts classify this as
being only a "grudge fight" since this
year the lawyers' Crease Ball does
not come on the same night as the
engineers' Slide-Rule Ball.
Dr. J. D. Bruce

Heads Council
Adult Education Group
Reelects Faculty Man
Dr. James D. Bruce, vice-president
of University relations, has been re-
elected president of the Michigan
Council on Adult Education, it was
announced in Lansing yesterday.
Dr. Bruce, who was prominent in
the Council's reorganization nearly
a year ago, was again elevated to the
organization's presidency when repre-
sentatives of nearly 30 state organi-
zations gathered at its annual meet-
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to institute all possible economies not
inconsistent with the effective func-
tioning of the University.
It was indicated by the approved
recommendation that determination
of academic programs, adjustment in
personnel and matters pertaining to
the budget will rest with the teach-
ing unit and the Committee on Fac-
ulty Personnel, which is composed
of Dr. Ruthven, Provost E. Blythe
Stason, Dean C. S. Yoakum and a
representative of the school under
Third Term Not Obligatory
The three term plan adopted by
the Board of Regents does not obligate
students to attend the University
throughout the three terms. The
year-around program permits those
who so desire to accelerate their pro-
It was emphasized in the President's
report that the three semester pro-
gram was not a plan to remake the
University under the guise of the war
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Campus Board
To Coordinate
War Activities,

Group Of Three
Six Men Will
Committee Of


With the Committee of 1942's last
gasp still echoing in campus circles,
six men and three women have been
chosen from the student body to serve
on an entirely new board whose pur-
pose is complete coordination of all
student activities dealing with the
This new Student War Board, an-
nounced yesterday by the University
Student Affairs Committee, is com-
posed of Norm Call, '42, Emile Gele,
'42, Robert Sibley, '42E, Art Rude,
'42, Donald Treadwell, '42L, Roberti
Wallace, '42, and senior women Mar-
garet Campbell, Virginia Frey and
Margaret Sanford.
Nominated by a group representing
the campus at large, the Student
War Board has been set up "to elim-
inate confusion and duplication of
effort in campus war activities," ac-
cording to Prof. Burton D. Thuma
of the University War Information
Professor Thuma, whose group will
work directly with this new body, de-
clared yesterday that the nine stu-
dents selected will represent the en-
tire campus, not themselves nor any
particular organizations.
"In setting up this Student War
Board, we are striving for a group
that will work unhampered by poli-
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Soviet Forces
Flank German
Lines In North
MOSCOW, March 27.-UP)-A Rus-
sian seaborne force has landed be-
hind the Germandlines on the Mur-
mansk Coast under the protecting
guns of the Red Fleet in a surprise
Arctic offensive to clear the Allied
northern supply lanes and menace
the Nazi-Finnish northern flank, it
was announced tonight.
Meager accounts of the action,
broadcast by the Moscow radio, said
the Russian landings- (presumably
on the Rybachi Peninsula northwest
of Murmansk)-caused vast confu-
sion among the German troops who
have holed up there all winter.
Small Soviet submarines, operating
in adjacent waters, were reported to
have sunk at least 10 German trans-
ports in operations connected with
the Russian troop move.
The landing had deep implications,
for the area between Murmansk and
the north cape of Norway has long
been regarded as an extremely logi-
cal setting for the opening of a sec-
ond front by Russia's U.S. and British
Meanwhile at Bern advices from
both German and neutral areas in-
dicated tonight that the German
Army has been ordered to hold six
main points on the Russian front at
all costs while Nazi transportation
experts effect the difficult move-
ment of new supplies for a spring
offensive now reported timed for the
third w eek in Anril.

Kellogg Grantj
Of $113.000
Aids Dentists
Equipment To Be Loaned
To Dentistry Students
For Cost Minimization
Regents Announce
Wartie Changes
The University's accelerated war
program was given another boost yes-
terday as the Board of Regents ac-
cepted a gift of, $113,000 from the
W. K. Kellogg Foundation which will
be used to decrease the cost of at-
tending the dental school and thus
enable more students to take advan-
tage of the new three-term plan.
Previously, dental students have
been required to purchase their own
equipment at a cost of approximately
$725. The Kellogg grant, by allowing
the University to acquire new instru-
ments and technial equipment which
can be loaned to students, will cut
the cost nearly $450.
High Costs Are Problem
In view of the extraordinary mili-
tary demand for dentists brought
about by the war it became apparent
that high costs in the dental school
must be done away with if the nec-
essary number of students were to be
The fact that a new, continuous
three-term plan had been announced
for the dentists also increased the
seriousness of the problem by making
it impossible for the students to earn
their tuition money during the sum-
Loaning of instrument outfits is
also intended to help further the war
effort by preventing a yearly drain
of between $40,000 and $60,000 worth
of instruments from the nation's lim-
ited supply of dental equipment,
which is now badly needed by the
Army and the Navy.
To Purchase Equipment
Approximately $59,000 of the Kel-
logg gift is to be used for alterations
in, and the purchase of equipment
for, the undergraduate technical lab-
oratories and operative clinics of the
School of Dentistry. These changes
are necessitated by the rapidly in-
creasing enrollment in the school.
Freshman dental enrollment has
jumped one-third this year and is
expected to double the last year's
figure by next fall.
The improved facilities will also be
used for the present and anticipated
postgraduate instruction offered to
officers in the Army Dental Corps.
Foresters' Summer
Camp To Be Extended
The need for more trained men in
every field also precipitated the ap-
proval of a recommendation made by
the School of Forestry and Conser-
vation that for the duration of the
emergency the length of the forestry
summer camp be increased from ten
to sixteen weeks, and that the re-
quirement of 130 credit hours for the
bachelor's degree be reduced to 120.
In this way the forestry program
will be accelerated to correspond with
the three-term year and the bache-
lor's degree can be earned by contin-
uous study in two years plus two
terms. The reduction of hours will be
accomplished by the omission of free
electives not forestry courses.
NROTC Changes Approved
The Regents also approved two
changes in the NROTC division. They
accepted the resignation of Lieut.-
Comm. Robie E. Palmer as Associ-

ate Professor of Naval Science and
Tactics, effective March 31. Lieuten-
ant Palmer has been ordered else-
where by the Navy Department.
Archibald Hunt Atkinson, B.S.,
Lieut. Junior Grade U.S.N.R., was ap-
pointed Assistant Professor in his
One new leave of absence occa-
sioned by the war was granted by the
Regents. Asst. Prof. Alan S. Foust of
the chemical engineering department,
a captain in the Army Reserve, was
ordered to active duty at the Edge-
wood Arsenal, Maryland, March 15.
Appointments Made,
Other Grants Listed
The Regents also named Assoc.
Prof. Ralph Smith of the pharma-
cology department assistant secretary
of the Medical School.
Another move by the Board made
the University ofews Service an in-
dependent unit of the University with
Donald Anderson as director. It had
previously been under the jurisdiction
of the Bureau of Alumni Relations.
in addition to the grant to the den-

Other Forces In Atlantic
Cooperate Effectively,
Communiques Disclose
WASHINGTON, March 27.-(I)-
The command of Army planes hunt-
ing U-boats off the Atlantic and
Pacific Coasts was turned over to the
Navy by an order announced today
as a new move to increase the effec-
tiveness of the war on submarines.
The order, issued Wednesday by
Gen. George C. Marshall, Army Chief
of Staff, and Admiral Ernest J. King,
Fleet Commander in Chief, was dis-
closed by the War and Navy Depart-
ments, which asserted in. identical
communiques that cooperation al-
ready was "close and effective" in
other respects.
The Army air units were made sub-
ject to orders of Naval commanders
of the "sea frontiers" to end any un-
certainty over control of the weapons
used in the anti-submarine cam-
Andrews Commands Atlantic
The Atlantic "sea frontier," extend-
ing from the Canadian border to the
Caribbean, is commanded by Rear
Admiral Adolphus Andrews, who was
relieved of shore administrative duties
10 days ago to devote his full atten-
tion to the anti-submarine war.
The newest action toward unity
of command closely followed a com-
plaint by North Carolina's governor,
J. M. Broughton, that a "shocking
lack of cooperation" existed between

"already exists for all Army and Navy
forces in the Hawaiian Islands and
the Caribbean."
Off the western coast of the United
States, the task of guarding against
enemy sea activities is divided be-
tween Rear Admiral John W. Green-
slade, commander of the western sea
frontier, and Rear Admiral C. S.
Freeman, the northwest sea frontier
Centers Already Combined
In voicing reassurance that in gen-
eral the cooperation between Army
air forces and the Navy had been
"close and effective," the communi-
ques said that "in most ports the op-
eratingcenters of these commands
have already been combined in one
The new order appeared aimed pri-
marily at intensifying the war on
U-boats off the Atlantic coast, where
shipping has been ravaged most dan-
200 Students
To Be Guests
Of University
Seniors From Michigan's
High Schools Will Make
Tour OfCampus Today

Navy Given Command Of All
Air Units In Anti-Sub Campaign

Liquidation Of Jap Force
At Toungoo Brings Relief
To Hard-PressedChi nese

the Army and Navy and that the war More than 200 high school students
on U-boats was "wholly inadequate" from all over the state will invade
and "frequently inept." Ann Arbor today as special guests of
Unity of command, it was noted, the Union and the University.
Coming here for the sixth annual
W ar .issues University Day, the high school sen-
,iors will begin their program with
To Be Tlo picregistration at the Union at 9:30
a.m. and will proceed to a tour of
the campus.
The staff of the Union is scheduled
to act as guides for a day and make
A series of six weekly lectures on certain that the students get a gen-
the issues and problems raised by the eral picture of college life and of the
war will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday in campus.
thewRckar wLbe cturHal. tesdar i Consultations have also been ar-
the Rackham Lecture Hall, the War ranged for the visitors with depart-
Board announced yesterday. ment heads on the matter of schol-
Prof. Preston W. Slosson, of the arships, dormitories, academic re-
history department, will speak Tues- quirements and extra-curricular ac-
day on the subject "Why America tivities.
Is At War." The lectures are open. A special tour has been planned
in the morning for those who wish
to the general public as well as stu- to see the engineering college. Gen-
dents and the faculty. eral tours will include the library,
The remainder of the lectures, all the Carillon Tower, the Union, the
of which will be given on successive League ,the Rackham Building and
Tuesdays, have not been completely the Student Publications Building.
determined. Other topics which will Afternoon tours to the West Quad,
be discussed include "War and the museums and Stockwell Hall will
Civil Liberties," "War and National be compl'eted by 3 p.m., at which
Health," "Objectives of American time there will be a free period so
Foreign Policy," and "Mobilization of that the students may attend the
Inventions." football movies at the Union or swim
Plans are under way to secure in the Union pool. A regular campus
prominent experts to speak on some coke bar exclusively for the visitors
of the topics. Preliminary plans in- is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.
dicate that outsiders may be chosen There will also be a special luncheon
to fill some of the posts. All of the j served at the Union at 12 noon for
lectures will be held in the Rackham1 those who care to take advantage
Lecture Hall. of it.
Literary College Scholarships
Deadline Is Set For Wednesday

Australians Are Organized
Under General Blamey
For Defensive Action
Corregidor Troops
Check Jap Assault
NEW DELHI, India, March 27.-
(P)-The Chinese holding the eastern
anchor of the Allied lines in Burma
have liquidated the Japanese force
which' captured the Toungoo air-
drome, and with the heartening help
of newly arrived reinforcements are
now battling the invaders on three
sides of the city, a Chinese communi-
que announced tonight.
The Japanese, too, are bringing up
reinforcements in the severe conflict
NEW DELHI, India, March 27.
-(A)- Sir Stafford Cripps and
Mohandas K. Gandhi discussed
for more than two hours today the
British plan for Indian self-gov-
ernment which, reliable sources
disclosed, might conceivably re-
sult in two Indian dominions.
in the western, southern and north-
ern outskirts of Toungoo, the Chinese
acknowledged, but the arrival of help
for the encircled defenders was de-
clared to have given. their already-
high fighting spirit a tremendous
The badly-needed aid reached
Toungoo's defenders after they had
fought without pause for 60 hours
and had been put under a merciless
pounding by enemy bombing planes.
Whether the reinforcements would
be enough to enable the Chinese to
smash out of the trap remained un-
answered but before the announce-
ment of their arrival it was admitted
that the Allied position there was in
grave peril.
Lacking air support, the Toungoo
force was cut off from a retreat to
the north by an enemy enveloping
movement which had by-passed the
city and reached beyond to capture
Australian 'Diggers'
Organized By Blamey
QUARTERS, Australia, March 27.-
(P)-Battle-tried Australian "dig-
gers" brought home from the Middle
East were organized tonight under
Gen. Sir Thomas Blamey, an old
hand at working with American
:fighting men, and assumed their role
in the defense of Australia beneath
'he supreme command of Gen. Doug-
las MacArthur.
As preparations against the Japa-
nese thus were strengthened, there
v-ere these other developments:
President Manuel Quezon arrived
rom the Philippines with his family
-nd cabinet;
American and Australian bombers
raided the Japanese base at Koepang,
Dutch Timor;
The Japanese again weakly at-
tacked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
Philippine AA Gunners
Stop Jap Bombardment
WASHINGTON, March 27.-()-
The straight shooting of American
and Philippine anti-aircraft gunners,
who already have downed at least
seven enemy bombers this week, ap-
peared today to have frustrated a
dawn-to-midnight assault on Cor-
regidor by successive waves of Japa-
nese planes.
A report to the War Department
from Lieut.-Gen. Jonathan M. Wain-
wright, commanding in the Philip-
pines, indicated that the defenders'
fire kept the enemy aircraft high
enough to destroy the accuracy of
their attack. Most of the bombs fell
in Manila Bay, said a Department
communique, and those which struck
the fortified island caused little dam-

Senate War Board
To Hold Discussion
Members of the new Student War
Board will be present at a round table
discussion of student war activities
at 4 p.m. today in the Union.
The discussion, sponsored by the
Student Senate, is open to all mem-
harc of +he gana.l nhli nd ni!4 thA

All applications for Literary Col-
lege scholarships must be turned in-
to Dean Lloyd S. Woodburne's office,
Room 1208 Angell Hall, by Wednes-
day, it was announced yesterday.
Application blanks, which include
requests for summer session scholar-
ships, are now available in Dean
Woodburne's office and should be
obtained as soon as possible.
The following scholarships are
* * *
Abbott, The Emma M. and Flor-
ence L.:
Eligible: Caucasian, Protestant,
women students of American parent-
age. Must have been in residence at
least one semester. Moral obligation

to Principal of Detroit
American Indian:
See pamphlet on
pages 5 and 6.
Bagley, Paul F.:
Eligible: Promising
student in chemistry.

Central High
and worthy
Amount: In-,

come from $5,000. Number: One.
Apply to Chairman of the Depart-
ment of Chemistry.
Barbour, Levi L., Oriental Girls:
See pamphlet on Scholarships,
page 6.
Blake, John, Memorial:
Eligible: Preferably graduates of
Grand Rapids Junior College.
Amount: Not specified. Number: Not
specified. Apply to President of
Grand Rapids Junior College.
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